AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

AMERICA - Ep. 2 Pychopatriot

Dance

America’s got a story. And it’s sticking to it. But where’s it written down? Where is the ‘Great Am...

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Simulacrum

Simulacrum

Dance

Simulacrum weaves together the true histories of two extraordinary dancers – to create a semi-ficti...

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Jingle Horse! A Christmas Special

Jingle Horse! A Christmas Special

Dance

Jingle Horse is Winter Guests’ first direct collaboration with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, and ...

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Coelacanth

Coelacanth [see,lu-canth]

Dance

With Coelacanth we present our biggest and most ambitious project ever - an epic 5,5 hour theatrica...

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LILLY & GEORGE

LILLY & GEORGE

Dance

Mum and Dad – It all begins with them. During our childhood, our parents’ experiences and choices b...

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BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

BIRD IN MAGIC RAIN WITH TEARS

Dance

Multi-medial two act play for three performers Essentially a piece about longing and coming to term...

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What's not to love?

What's not to love?

Dance

Drawing on references from cinema, television and theatre, “What’s Not to Love?” utilises many expr...

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FLAWED

FLAWED

Dance

With self-hatred as a jumping-off point, “FLAWED” looks at the contemptuous and critical dialogue w...

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Before Long

Before Long

Dance

With text and dance by Alan Lucien Øyen and 16mm film shot by Norwegian filmmaker Ulirk Imtiaz Rolf...

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Alan Lucien Øyen - Artistic Director

Alan Lucien Øyen Alan is one of the most exciting artists from Norway today, whose work as writer, director and choreographer has been highly acclaimed in his home country and abroad. As the son of a dresser, Alan grew up in a small theatre, Den Nationale Scene, established by Ibsen himself, in the town of Bergen, Norway. Here he would watch theatre religiously from the age of 7: classical productions as well as contemporary masterworks like the very first world premieres from Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse. At the age of 17 he went on to study Ballet with Bulgarian ballet master and Vaganova Academy graduate Peter Tornev, whom he studied with for four years before being...

Andrew Wale - Creative Associate

Andrew has worked extensively, and internationally, as an actor, director and writer. With Alan Øyen (for Winter Guests) he has written, and performed in; America - Visions of Love, Avenida Corrientes, Bird in Magic Rain with Tears, Lilly Crave by Sarah Kane, Footfalls and Come and Go by Samuel Beckett, and Kanskje Aller Helst Der - a newly commissioned play by Ragnar Hovland, as well as being an International Associate Director for some of the world’s most successful musical theatre including Les Misérables and Mamma Mia ! Andrew devised and directed Some Girls are Bigger than Others (based on songs by The Smiths), which opened in London and toured nationally. He also d...

Daniel Proietto - Performer/choreographer

Daniel Proietto, was born in Argentina, where he studied classical ballet with the school of Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Proietto has been engaged with several companies since the age of 16, among them Ballet Santiago de Chile, Ballet del Teatro Argentino and the Contemporary Ballet of Teatro San Martín. From 2003-2006 he was one of the most featured dancers with Carte Carte Blanche - the Norwegian national company of contemporary dance. In 2013 the Norwegian National Ballet created the position “Guest Artist” for Proietto, one of the first rare occations where a contemporary dancer is given such status with a Ballet Company. Proietto worked internationally as freelanc...

Shōji Kōjima - Performer/choreographer

Shōji Kojima, ( 小島章司, was born in Tokushima, Japan He graduated from Musashino Academia Muiscae, (vocal music course), where he studied the vocal music, the piano, the classic ballet, the modern ballet, he came in contact by chance with the world of flamenco. Determined not to return to Japan until he became full-fledged flamenco dancer, he made an oversea journey to Spain by Transsiberian Railway in 1966. Putting down new roots in Madrid, he started training at "Amor de Dios", a legendary flamenco studio. Registered in 1967 as a member of National Ballet of Spain, he made a tour to U.S.S.R. on a Hispano-Soviet cultural mission. In 1968 he was recognized by the singer Ra...

Kate Pendry - performer

Trained at Mountview Theatre School, London. Since arriving in Norway Kate has written, produced and performed over fifty pieces for the theatre, many of which have been presented internationally. She has a reputation as a political and controversial artist because of the red thread of social commentary in the work, and her signature use of dark humor. She has received numerous awards for her work, amongst which the Ibsen Award for her teen drama Erasmus Tyrannus Rex.

Suzie Davies - Performer

Suzie R. Davies trained at the London Contemporary Dance School and works as a dancer, actor and choreographer, based in Oslo. She started her career dancing in the Monty Python film ‘The Meaning of Life’ in 1983. As a dancer she has worked nationally and internationally with many companies and independent choreographers including Uppercut Danseteater, Janet Smith,Carte Blanche, Karen Foss, Ingun Bjørnsgaard, JazzXchange, Den Norske Opera, Bergen National Opera, Hege Haagenrud and Helena Franzén, to name a few. She works regularly as an actor and dancer with Winter Guests, and as an actor with Kate Pendry’s group. In 2013 Suzie established her own dance company DEED, tog...

Yvonne Øyen - performer

Yvonne Øyen was educated as an actress with the Academy for dramatic arts in Bergen and received great critical acclaim for her stage debut as Ophelia in Nordland Teater's production of Hamlet, (2000). She has worked extensively as freelance actress both in Norway and internationally, serving various engagements with both state theaters in Norway as well as within the independent performing art scene. Over a great number of years Øyen did a series of plays performing multiple characters with director Frode Rasmussen, as her only co-star. She has done numerous productions for winter guests since 2007. Most notably the one woman performance Lilly, in which she co-wrote for...

Anton Skrzypiciel - performer

Anton was born in Melbourne, Australia and trained in London at The Webber Douglas Academy for Dramatic Art and at the Laban Centre. He has danced most notably for Matthew Bourne, Arthur Pita, Aleta Collins and a twenty year collaboration with Rui Horta. As an actor he has worked with Patricia Portela, and Joao Garcia Miguel, performing in numerous award winning theatre pieces. He has also performed in a number of television series and feature films. He has been a performer with Winterguests for 5 years.

Huy Le Vo - Performer

Huy Le Vo trained at The Norwegian Theatre Academy (Akademi for Scenekunst) in Fredrikstad, and works as an actor, theatre maker and dramaturge. He has performed with independent companies and theatres in Norway, including Den Nationale Scene, Riksteatret, Hålogaland Teater, Hege Haagenrud, Ulf Nilseng and Winter Guests, as well as The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). As a theatre maker he has collaborated with Rebekka Nystabakk (Rebekka/Huy) for ten years, and their work has been presented at festivals and venues like Black Box teater, Avant Garden, BIT teatergarasjen, RAS, Dramatikkens hus, Litteraturhuset, Hålogaland Teater, Festspillene i Nord-Norge and Teat...

Martin Flack - Technical Manager

Martin has a bachelor in Philosophy from the University of Bergen. He dropped out of his MA to work as a freelance technician for various companies, venues and theatres in Norway. He has toured various productions as stage hand, stage manager, top rigger, sound technician and lighting technician. Past and present jobs include Stage Manager at Grieghallen, Bergen and Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Technical Manager for Borealis Festival, Oktoberdans Festival and Bergen International Festival. Martin has worked infrequently with Alan since 2004 and has been the TM for winter guests since 2008.

Åsmund Færavaag - Set designer

Åsmund has done set design for theatre and dance productions in and outside institutions since 2000. Besides his stage work, Åsmund designs interior, furniture, jewelry and works with detailed carpentry. Åsmund specializes in combining wood, stone and metal using only pressure and glue. Åsmund is set designer for "Autobiography of unevents", "I am waiting for you to stop waiting". Besides doing set design for the piece AMERICA - Visions of love", Åsmund is also onstage as himself and "The naked cowboy"... closenorthproject.com

Stine Sjøgren - Costume Designer

Sjøgren holds a degree in Fashion Design from the French school Esmod, and a Master of Fine Arts from Northwestern University in Chicago, in costume and scenic design. She has worked as a designer for a number of theatres, doing costumes and scenography in a variety of productions, spanning from dramatic theater and musical to opera and ballet. She has designed costumes for several smaller and lager dance pieces at the Norwegian Opera ranging from duets like Scheherezade to full productions like Petrusjka. Stine has since 2009 worked with Alan Lucien Øyens and with his company Winter Guests creating costumes for Dead to the World, In a tin house when it rains, Flawed, Li...

Leiko Fuseya - Set Designer

Leiko is originally from Osaka, Japan, has earned her BFA from New York University and Master of Fine Arts from Yale university, and now resides in Oslo, Norway. She has designed Set and Costume for theater, dance, opera and other scenic events since 1996. She enjoys working with Alan and their collaborations include; "Kodak" at Göteborgsoperan, "Som Lauvet i Vallombrosa" for Det Norske Teatret and "Jingle Horse" at the Norwegian Opera Tyra Tønnessen´s "Overføring" at Det Norske Teatret, Daniel Proietto's "Blanc" for Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna and "Woman" at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, "Carmen" at Kilden Performing Arts Center, "Madama Butterfly" and "Aida" for Oscars...

Torkel Skjærven - Light Designer

Torkel studied light design at Yale University and works for dance, theatre, opera and TV in Norway as well as international. Lately he has done Yngve Sundvors Hamlet and Hedda Gabler, Les Miserables at Den Nationale Scene with Lisa Kent and “An Evening with Robert Wilson and Jo kondo” at Guggenheim Museum in New York. Torkel did light design for “excerpts of citation...”, “What's not to love?” and “AMERICA - Visions of love”.

Gunnar Innvær - Sound Designer

Gunnar is head of sound at Carte Blanche A/S. He creates sound design for dance and theater in addition to creating music for the research group Hemmelig Tempo and various other sound projects. Gunnar has worked with Alan Lucien Øyen since 2006 and have done sound design on numerous production both for winter guests as well as for theatres and opera houses in Norway and abroad, among them Det Norske Teatret and the Gothenburg Opera. winter guests productions: “ What's not to love? ”, “ AMERICA - Visions of love ”, " Bird in Magic Rain With Tears", " Lilly & George", " Coelacanth", " Jingle Horse", " AMERICA Ep.2 - Psychopatriot" www.hemmeligtempo.no

Winter Guests

Winter Guests

winter guests is an international touring company performing works by Alan Lucien Øyen from Bergen, Norway. winter guests tells stories of the contemporary world with words, video, music and movement. The works are often based on real life experiences, including original text, transcribed recordings and improvisations. The company often inserts its own reality into the subject matter of the piece - resulting in rich, eccentric and entertaining performances in a constantly shifting format. Described as "sincere and emotive", the performances have won several awards and engaged audiences and critics alike. In 2014 they won the HEDDA award, the most distinguished award for ...

FuturePerfect - North American Manager

FuturePerfect Productions is a New York-based interdisciplinary production company creating dialogues between the fields of live performance, media, visual art, and technology. As catalyst for artistic and cultural development around the world, FuturePerfect brings together the expertise, specialists, and logistics required to turn complex ideas into reality. http://futureperfectproductions.org